10 Best Living History Museums in America & Tips for Visiting

Pixabay Living History Museum Mount Vernon

In world terms, the United States is an extremely young country. Our written history is marked in less than four centuries even though the land has been here over millions of years. Despite the USA receiving settlers relatively recently, largely supplanting the Native Americans over the following decades (through violence and coercion…), there are many … Read more

11 Stunning Catholic Monasteries Everyone Should See

Kylemore Abbey from my Irish Road Trip in May

Catholic Monasteries are some of my Favorite Places As a history lover and former Catholic, I adore visiting Catholic monasteries for their history, art, and architecture. From the nunnery where the real Maria von Trapp lived in Austria to visiting the stunning Kylemore Abbey while backpacking in Ireland, I’ve spent many days on the road … Read more

6 Must-See Historic Sites

Introduction I love dishing with travel bloggers about their experiences:  which spot lived up to the hype, which was a total bust, and which spots were even better than they imagined. Below, travel bloggers share their favorite historic places, the ones that inspired and delighted beyond their expectations. Then I list a few of my … Read more